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1917 Locomobile Model 48 Gunboat Cabriolet Vehicle Profile

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

1917 Locomobile Model 48 photograph

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The Locomobile Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut built some of the finest automobiles during the first part of the twentieth century. Unlike most companies that built cars in all price ranges, the Locomobile Company produced only high-priced luxury cars. Interestingly, the company garnered much of its earliest publicity from racing. In 1908, a specially built racecar, which would become known as Old 16, was the first American racecar to win the prestigious Vanderbilt Cup Race.

The earliest Locomobiles were powered by two and four cylinder engines. In 1912, a new model, the Model 48, was introduced, with a large, six-cylinder engine. The engine was built with a bronze crankcase on which three 2-cylinder engine blocks would be mounted. Locomobile continued building the Model 48 until 1926 with very few changes.

While most Locomobiles were touring cars and limousines, a few Locomobiles were fitted with sportier roadster and speedster bodies. This example, called the Gunboat Roadster, has a body built by the Healey Company. It is the only known example in existence.



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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1917 sales)
1917 Locomobile Model 48 Gunboat Cabriolet
Chassis#: 11929
Sold for USD$112,000
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
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Locomobile Model 48 Vehicle Profiles
Sportsman Torpedo Touring
Locomobile Model 48 Sportsman Torpedo Touring

Engine Num: 5113
Model Year: 1912
Profile and Auction History
Sportsman Torpedo Touring
Locomobile Model 48 Sportsman Torpedo Touring

Chassis Num: 5273
Engine Num: 5257
Model Year: 1912
Profile and Auction History
Baby Tonneau
Locomobile Model 48 Baby Tonneau

Chassis Num: 6410
Engine Num: 6410
Model Year: 1913
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Locomobile Model 48 Roadster

Model Year: 1914
Profile
Touring
Locomobile Model 48 Touring

Model Year: 1914
Profile
Touring
Locomobile Model 48 Touring

Model Year: 1914
Profile

Touring
Locomobile Model 48 Touring

Chassis Num: 7461
Model Year: 1914
Profile and Auction History
Touring
Locomobile Model 48 Touring

Chassis Num: 10263
Engine Num: 9385
Model Year: 1915
Profile and Auction History
3-Passenger Sedan
Locomobile Model 48 3-Passenger Sedan

Coachbuilder: Locke
Model Year: 1916
Profile

Gunboat Cabriolet
Locomobile Model 48 Gunboat Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Healey & Co
Model Year: 1917
Profile
Chauffeur Coupe
Locomobile Model 48 Chauffeur Coupe

Coachbuilder: Healey & Co
Chassis Num: 11929
Engine Num: 9796
Model Year: 1917
Profile and Auction History
Type M Series 7 Tourer
Locomobile Model 48 Type M Series 7 Tourer

Coachbuilder: Farnham-Nelson
Chassis Num: 13058
Model Year: 1917
Profile

Roadster
Locomobile Model 48 Roadster

Coachbuilder: Merrimac
Model Year: 1919
Profile
Sportif
Locomobile Model 48 Sportif

Chassis Num: 11873
Model Year: 1919
Profile and Auction History
Landaulet
Locomobile Model 48 Landaulet

Chassis Num: 17191
Engine Num: 12474
Model Year: 1920
Profile and Auction History

Sedan
Locomobile Model 48 Sedan

Chassis Num: 17212
Engine Num: 12490
Model Year: 1920
Profile and Auction History
Sportif
Locomobile Model 48 Sportif

Chassis Num: 18033
Model Year: 1922
Profile and Auction History
Sportif
Locomobile Model 48 Sportif

Model Year: 1923
Profile

Sportif
Locomobile Model 48 Sportif

Model Year: 1923
Tourer
Locomobile Model 48 Tourer

Model Year: 1923
Sportif
Locomobile Model 48 Sportif

Chassis Num: 18317
Engine Num: 13588
Model Year: 1923
Profile and Auction History

Sportif
Locomobile Model 48 Sportif

Chassis Num: 18345
Engine Num: 13612
Model Year: 1923
Profile and Auction History
Sportif Phaeton
Locomobile Model 48 Sportif Phaeton

Model Year: 1925
Profile
Sportif Phaeton
Locomobile Model 48 Sportif Phaeton

Model Year: 1925
Profile

Victoria Sedan
Locomobile Model 48 Victoria Sedan

Coachbuilder: Demarest and Company
Model Year: 1925
Profile
Sportif Phaeton
Locomobile Model 48 Sportif Phaeton

Chassis Num: 19131
Engine Num: 19139
Model Year: 1925
Profile and Auction History


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